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Dave Pelland on April 23rd, 2010

Southington’s Civil War veterans are honored with an 1880 monument in the center of the town green. The granite Soldiers’ Monument depicts a clean-shaven Civil War soldier standing with a rifle. A relatively simple dedication on the front (east) face reads, “The defenders of our Union. 1861-1865.” The east face also features an intricate carving […]

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Dave Pelland on April 21st, 2010

After an extensive restoration, Bridgeport this week rededicated a memorial fountain honoring sewing machine manufacturer and civic leader Nathaniel Wheeler. The 1912 fountain at the intersection of Park Avenue, Fairfield Avenue and John Street, was rededicated April 20 after a long repair project that has restored the long-dormant flow of water to the fountain. The […]

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Dave Pelland on April 19th, 2010

Berlin honors local war veterans with a collection of memorials on Worthington Ridge. The monument site is dominated by a 1920 obelisk topped by a large eagle. A dedication on the east side of the obelisk’s base reads, “Erected by the town of Berlin in honor of her patriotic men and women who served their […]

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Dave Pelland on April 16th, 2010

Shelton honors veterans lost in World War II with a bronze plaque outside the Plumb Memorial Library. The monument, dedicated in 1947, bears a dedication reading, “In memory of those who died in service,” above three columns containing 34 names. The monument also features a bronze eagle standing above crossed flags, the U.S. shield and […]

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Dave Pelland on April 14th, 2010

New Britain honors its World War I heroes and veterans with a 90-foot column in Walnut Hill Park. The tall stone column, topped by two sculpted eagles, bears a dedication at its front (north) base reading, “MDCCCCXXVII (1927). The city of New Britain here records with pride that of her citizens, more than four thousand […]

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Dave Pelland on April 12th, 2010

The town of Plymouth honors veterans of recent wars with three monuments in a Main Street park. The Plymouth Veterans’ Monument, near the intersection of Main Street (Route 6) and North Main Street, features a monument honoring the two World Wars and Korea, as well as a separate monument commemorating the Vietnam War. The two […]

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Dave Pelland on April 9th, 2010

Bristol honors its Civil War veterans with an 1866 brownstone obelisk that’s one of the state’s earliest monuments commemorating the conflict. The monument, on a hilltop in the city’s West Cemetery, was dedicated in January of 1866, making it perhaps the second Civil War monument in Connecticut. (The 1863 monument in Kensington is believed to […]

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Dave Pelland on April 7th, 2010

Shelton veterans killed in the 20th Century’s four major wars are honored with large granite monuments near the downtown riverfront walkway. The site honors veterans with four large polished-granite slabs commemorating Vietnam, Korea, World War II and World War I. Each slab bears a brief dedication to the war as well as an historic image […]

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Dave Pelland on April 5th, 2010

Monuments on the Nevada side of Hoover Dam honor the dam’s designers and builders, as well as the estimated 96 workers who died during its construction. The largest sculpture at the dam site is the dedication monument, which stands near the visitors’ center on the dam’s Nevada (northwest) side. The monument, by Norwegian-American sculptor Oskar […]

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Dave Pelland on April 2nd, 2010

A monument dedicated in 1904 marks the first green in the city of Derby. Founders Common, as the green is known, is flanked by Academy Hill Road and Clark Avenue in East Derby. The granite monument’s front (north) face bears a dedication reading “Ye ancient common of the founders of Derby, 1654-1904. Erected by Daughters […]

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